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PIÑERO, Jesús T., a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Carolina, P.R.,
April 16, 1897; attended the grade schools, Colegio Janer (a private school),
Baltimore, Md., and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania
at Philadelphia; was graduated from the College of Liberal Arts, University of
Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, in 1914; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in
the sugarcane and dairy industries 1920-1944; member and president of the
municipal assembly at Carolina, P.R., 1928-1932; member of the Puerto Rico
House of Representatives 1940-1944; delegate to the Popular Democratic
Convention at San Juan, P.R., in 1940; elected as a Popular Democrat a Resident
Commissioner to the United States and served from January 3, 1945, until his
resignation on September 2, 1946, having been appointed Governor of Puerto
Rico, serving until December 1948; died in Loiza, P.R., November 19, 1952;
interment in Carolina Cemetery, Carolina, P.R.
BibliographyJesús T. Piñero in
Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012. Prepared under the
direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the
Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 2013.